Saturday, April 24, 2010

Ding Dong The Witch Is Dead

One of my favorite quilt designers, and blogs to follow is Kathy Doughty of Material Obsession in Australia. Love everything she does. I want to make every quilt in her books Material Obsession and Material Obsession Two.
Kathy also has a great sense of humor.
This picture on her blog made me laugh hysterically. Her intention was to announce all the fabric lines that have been arriving in her store.
But my brain immediately went to a scene from the movie The Wizard of Oz. The tune Ding Dong The Witch Is Dead began playing in my mind.
Anyone else with me on this?
Seeing Kathy's picture brought up a funny memory.
I had a friend (whom I will call "Donna" to protect the innocent) who was a wonderful pianist. She was often asked to play for special meetings and occasions.
Donna had a sister in law who she did not care for at all. (And that is putting it mildly). Unfortunately this SIL passed away, the family asked Donna if she would play the organ for the music at the funeral. Donna accepted, and even played the hymns the family picked out.
But on the day of the funeral, as people were gathering in the chapel, and she was quietly playing the prelude music at the organ, she felt very tempted to play "Ding Dong The Witch Is Dead".
I can never hear that song without laughing out loud and thinking of my friend Donna. And now I have a visual of Kathy to go with it.


Material Mary said...

Funny post Nedra. I just love Material Obsessions's blog too. It is so fun and so inspiring. Ding Dong the Witch is Dead is so appropriate for that picture.

Susann said...

Wow,Wow,Wow, Nedra, you really know how to have fun! I wanna party like you,I wanna laugh like you, who, whooooo!!!!!

You really know how to host a retreat tooooo! It looks like you had tons of fun sharing soooo many things together. What a group of wonderful women! Keep on partying girl!

Carol said...

OMG that is hysterical! I'm laughing out loud.

Darlene said...

Funny post, Nedra. Brought back memories of my grandmother's funeral. I have a cousin who was more concerned about whether or not she looked good to receive all our visitors. OMG, she was driving me crazy and when she finally left I walked around singing "ding dong the witch is gone". LOL My grandfather knew exactly who I was singing about and while he tried to shhh me he had a hardy belly laugh. LOL

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

**giggle** great little song to go with that photo! :-) And your friend shoulda played a few bars. :-)) LOL Thanks for the giggles!

Laura said...

Too funny!